Sunday, October 15, 2006

In the Times Online…

An interesting article about an English Vampiress in Peru:

A BRITISH woman reputedly buried with a stake in her heart in a seaside town in Peru has become known in South America as the “bride of Dracula”.

Stories about Sarah Ellen Roberts, who died in the port of Pisco in 1913, are being spread by television documentaries, a lurid comic book and a film.

According to her municipal tombstone, she was born in Blackburn in 1872 and died in Pisco aged 41. Soon after her death, say historians, lurid stories circulated about a pale-faced foreign lady who stalked the town, feasting on the blood of animals and young children.

The rest of the article is here.

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